Author: Roper St. Francis Healthcare

The healing power of the pen

The healing power of the pen

Before cancer, Elizabeth described herself as a cellist, a mom and a real estate agent. Her instrument and ambition took
Young athletes sports injuries

Young athletes sports injuries

How to keep young athletes injury-free and in the game Sports are an important part of life for many students.
What you can do today to stay healthy for life

What you can do today to stay healthy for life

Healthy aging tips from Roper St. Francis Healthcare In our own ways and on our own time, we all face
The Holidays and COVID: Keeping family traditions safe

The Holidays and COVID: Keeping family traditions safe

Happy Holidays 2020: Keeping Family Traditions Alive and COVID-19 Away From mask-wearing to social distancing, COVID-19 has forced us all
How to succeed at breastfeeding

How to succeed at breastfeeding

Tips for you and your baby from a lactation pro When you’re expecting a baby, there are a lot of
Fast action saved Royalty’s life

Fast action saved Royalty’s life

Royalty Butler sat on her bed to talk with her fiancé about buying her spunky four-year-old daughter a hula hoop.
Take control of your breast health

Take control of your breast health

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month but taking control of your breast health is more than a one-month commitment. This
COVID-19 and youth sports: Is it safe to play?

COVID-19 and youth sports: Is it safe to play?

As communities, schools and workplaces slowly start to reopen, many are welcoming back another time-honored tradition – the return to
Men’s Health: Stay well with preventive medicine

Men’s Health: Stay well with preventive medicine

Let’s be honest: A trip to the doctor’s office doesn’t top anyone’s fun list. But, regular well visits are key
Maskne is real, here’s how to treat it

Maskne is real, here’s how to treat it

How masks and COVID-19 are changing skin care routines Is wearing a face covering causing your skin to break out?
When to Find Help for Knee Pain

When to Find Help for Knee Pain

Are you making your knee pain worse by ignoring it? Knee pain varies in intensity and seriousness and can affect
Managing the symptoms of menopause

Managing the symptoms of menopause

Recognize the Signs to Find the Relief You Need Women often dread or fear menopause. But for many, it can
A selfless act of love changed one couple’s life

A selfless act of love changed one couple’s life

Renée gave birth to a beautiful baby boy at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital on February 8, 2020. His journey
It’s True: Face Masks Protect Communities from Covid

It’s True: Face Masks Protect Communities from Covid

Make Masking Up Your Contribution to Fighting Coronavirus Masks may take a little getting used to, but as coronavirus numbers
Your heart rate says a lot about you

Your heart rate says a lot about you

  Your heart beats about 115,000 times in 24 hours, faithfully circulating blood throughout your body. That’s probably not something
Are statin medications right for you?

Are statin medications right for you?

About 40 million Americans take a statin medication to lower their LDL cholesterol and reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease.
Seven essential men’s health screenings

Seven essential men’s health screenings

Why you should get over your dread of the doctor right now Unlike women, who are often referred to a
Summer vaginal health

Summer vaginal health

Summer vaginal health: take care ‘down there’ Summer is a great time to catch up on medical exams and screenings.
Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s?

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s?

  If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you know that the experience is both a gift and
Beyond bugs: snakebites and jellyfish stings

Beyond bugs: snakebites and jellyfish stings

Common outdoor pests can put a damper on summer plans. But some less-common bites and stings—like those from snakes or